Tuesday, November 11, 2003

Veteran's Day


Dear Kari,

On Sunday, at my church, the pastor asked if there were any veterans in the congregation so we could recognize and honor their service. A couple of handful of graying men stood up, the remnant of that generation Tom Brokaw took to calling "The Greatest Generation."

Because we both lived in DC for part of our lives, we know of the memorials there to remember the sacrifice of so many. Thus, on this Veteran's day, today, I'll share some web links from the National Park Service for our readers to look into should they wish to.

Vietnam War Veterans Memorial
Korean War Veterans Memorial
World War II Veterans Memorial

Let's pray for the day when we will beat swords into plowshares and spears into pruning hooks and nation will not take up sword against nation nor train for war anymore. But until that day is realized, let's remember and honor the service of our veterans and of our men and women serving the cause of freedom, justice and peace today.

Here is a quote at the Korean Memorial to close this post:

OUR NATION HONORS HER SONS AND DAUGHTERS WHO ANSWERED THE CALL TO DEFEND A COUNTRY THEY NEVER KNEW AND A PEOPLE THEY NEVER MET.

Be well,
Rene

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